Thomas Recaps his Trip to Texas

Offensive line coach Joe Wickline is in search of two more players up front he can add in this year's class. One of the top tackle prospects in the country made his way to Austin yesterday to spend time with not only Joe Wickline but head coach Charlie Strong.

Garrett Thomas checks in at 6-foot-6, 310-pounds from Many (LA) with offers from Auburn, Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Texas to name a few. This past weekend Thomas took his girlfriend, his sister, his sisters boyfriend and his mother to visit with the Texas coaching staff.

"I really enjoyed it," Garrett Thomas said. "It ended up being a pretty good day. We left pretty early to get up there and meet all of the coaches and had a big introduction with all of them. Coach Wickline was with us just about all day on the tour and saw all of the facilities, weight room and everything. The tour of the school and stadium was real good. It was just a real good day."

Coach Wickline would like to land two more players on the offensive line and Thomas is one of them.

"Coach Wickline told me he was really impressed with me," Thomas said. "He likes me at offensive tackle but told me if he needed me to play inside I could play guard. I really enjoyed visiting with him. We talked a lot about schemes and his philosophy and he really impressed me and is a very personable guy."

As nicely as things went for Thomas, they were equally as impressive for his mother.

"We talked with coach Strong for a while," Thomas said. "He really impressed us and he told me academics would always be first at Texas. He told me I would be a great fit because I am going to major in petroleum engineering and Texas has all the resources to help me get through it. My mom was really impressed. Charlie Strong said that if football and classes interfered with each other that the class would come first and that was the first time my mom has ever heard that."

Keep an eye on Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Texas for Garrett Thomas.

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